Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from Marlins

Mariners land All Star Gordon will convert him to OF

Mariners land All Star Gordon will convert him to OF

The Miami Marlins have traded All-Star Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-hander Nick Neidert, two other prospects, and worldwide slot money, the Mariners have officially confirmed.

Gordon, 29, will be converted to the outfield by the Mariners after being Miami's second baseman.

"It's a conversation that's already occurred", Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said of that move. Gordon has led the National League in stolen bases three of the past four seasons and led the NL in batting in 2015. "His athleticism will be an asset both in our lineup and in the middle of our outfield for several seasons to come". He was with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2011-14 before being dealt to the Marlins in a seven-player deal.

For the Marlins, the trade represents a chance to add three intriguing prospects to a farm system that is widely considered among the bottom-five in baseball, as well as a chance to rid themselves of the $38 million that was left on Gordon's over the next three years.

December 7: Acquired two-time All-Star Dee Gordon and $1 million in global slot money from Miami in exchange for RHP Robert Dugger, RHP Nick Neidert and INF Christopher Torres.


The Mariners Thursday acquired All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon and worldwide slot money from the Miami Marlins in exchange for RHPs Robert Dugger and Nick Neidert and INF Christopher Torres. Seattle also picked up another $1 million in global pool money to sweeten their bonus offer to the Japanese hitting and pitching standout. He had excellent results in the California League last season (2.76 ERA, 109/17 K/BB ratio in 104? innings) and reached Double-A at age 20.

Dugger, 22, split the 2017 season between A Clinton and advanced-A Modesto, combining for a record of 6-6 with two saves and a 2.75 ERA with 116 strikeouts and 32 walks in 31 appearances, including 18 starts. Torres is more of a flyer, a teenager with speed and the ability to stay at shortstop, while Dugger was kind of a pop-up prospect, an 18th-round pick out of Texas Tech in 2016 who put up solid numbers in A-ball.

Torres, 19, hit.238 with 13 stolen bases in 48 games with Short-A Everett in 2017. The Mariners signed Torres as a non-drafted worldwide free agent August 21, 2014.

The Mariners are in the running for Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani, which is part of the reason why they coveted the worldwide slot money as part of the deal.

As they wait for Giancarlo Stanton to waive his no-trade clause, the new ownership of the Miami Marlins has made their plans to reduce payroll clear.

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